I have a pair of tiny kid shoes, way to small for me but just right for the child they belong to.
A pair of my husbands shoes that are way to big for me but just right for him.
I also have a pair of my daughters dance shoes, they fit but are a little tight. Still, they are not right for me, I don't know how to tap dance!
There is also a pair of really sparkly, light up Sketchers that all of the cool kids are wearing! However,even though I like them, these shoes are too small for me.
Finally, a pair of my shoes and they fit! Only problem is they are high-heeled dress shoes with rhinestones. They don't really work for the purpose of school.
Ahhh.... my faithful flip-flops! I LOVE these well worn flip-flops but, they aren't right for school. They offer no support for me.
Then at the bottom of the bag I finally find my "just right" shoes! They fit me, support my foot and match!
The kids love this lesson and think my hubby is completely crazy! Then I proceed to talk about how finding the the right book is just like finding the right shoes. I also go over the "I PICK" strategy for picking books.
Here is a great follow up activity I then do with the kids. They have to take this sheet and look in my library to find their own "just right" and "not a good fit" books. I thought I would share it with you! Click here to download it.